Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Adoption

What is adoption?

Adoption means the transfer of parental rights and duties for a child from birth parents to adoptive parent/s on a permanent basis. Adoption is therefore a permanent legal relationship between the adoptive parent/s and the child. The child has the same legal rights, as if they were born to the adoptive family.

Adoption is a service for children; it is the process whereby a child becomes a member of a new family. Adoption creates a permanent, legal relationship between the adoptive parent/s and the child.

In this video a young man tells his story of his adoption and what it has meant for him and his family.

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